On Saturday, June 16, 2018 the Ipswich River Watershed Association held their 3rd annual paddling event at the Topsfield Fairgrounds to benefit the beautiful, but endangered, Ipswich River.
More than 130 paddling enthusiasts gathered for a day of fun to support efforts to protect the Ipswich River and its wildlife.
A 4-mile morning group paddle, followed by lunch, live music and an afternoon canal race kept all the guests busy and entertained while raising funds and awareness for the river.
It was our first time paddling the Ipswich River, and our first time paddling this year, and what a day it turned out to be. Sunny skies and perfect temperatures made for a leisurely day exploring the river, making new friends and paddling for a worthy cause.
The folks at the Ipswich River Watershed Association work hard at promoting the ecological and recreational value of the Ipswich River and we applaud their dedication and continuing commitment to the health of the river.
We encourage all paddlers to learn more about the Ipswich River Watershed Association and hopefully join them in protecting this valuable local river, its tributary streams and its estuary.
We certainly plan on paddling the Ipswich River estuary this year and hope to learn more about these local waters and the recreational opportunities they provide.
Have you paddled the Ipswich River estuary?
To learn more about the Ipswich River and several of its paddling routes please refer to the links below.
Ipswich River Watershed Association – Click Here
Middleton Stream Team – Click Here